I could ogle photos ALL DAY…I really could (most days I do just that…at least for a bit of time anyway).
And, just to compound the fact this is a SIMPLE MINDS *cough* Jim Kerr *cough* blog…here are two photos of Jim from another wonderful set from Thursday’s Miami gig by 4Rio Photography, shared on the QRO Magazine website. Click HERE to view the full set. Thanks to Dino Rio for posting the link to SMO FB.
I love seeing all these lovely photos of the meet and greets the American fans have had. It’s been such an amazing tour for band and fans alike.
Would have loved to have gone to Vancouver for a bithday gig…but well, maybe next year there’ll be a birthday gig opportunity? Who knows what the future holds?
Anyway, enjoy the pics. Thanks to “jmachonis” for sharing such wonderful pics.
A brilliant review of the SM gig last night at St. Petersburg in Florida by Gabe Echazabal.
Click the image of Jim to read…
Instagram really is becoming the place to be for visual splendour. Between Cherisse and Sarah’s video clips and fans sharing some truly amazing photos, as well as pro photographers too….there is a growing treasure trove of Simple Minds visuals to enjoy there.
Here is but one example. Some truly cracking photos shared by account “imageberne” of SM at Thursday night’s Miami gig at the Fillmore.
It’s all so…timely! The impending whirlwind whistle-stop to Newcastle is exactly two weeks away. I won’t make it out there. I never really believed I had much chance to begin with. But…I know all the stuff. I shouldn’t feel maudlin. It’s a one off! I’ve been to 19 Simple Minds gigs in the past two years (tonight being the 2nd anniversary of the BBC Radio 2 “In Concert” gig at Hackney Empire) – I COUNT MY BLESSINGS!
But…it won’t stop the pangs and the maudlin…because it is tied in with the pull of home and family and all of that.
Denis – I don’t blame you for asking. It was okay to ask. Dunno why Jim seemed so hacked off with the question. The fans just want to see you guys, that’s all! Denis has not been the ONLY Oz fan to be curious as to why the solitary gig.
I saw his comment this morning…and then a few hours later I am looking through the new issue of Billboard magazine and I see this statement from Michael Gudinski of Frontier Touring Company.
How timely. And, please, Michael! PLEEEEAAASE book SM for another (and wonderfully extensive) tour of Oz?! Please?! I will go to ALL the East coast shows. Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Wollongong. Maybe even Brisbane, Gold Coast. Definitely Hobart if it even happened (would looooooove to visit Tassie)! And definitely would go to Adelaide too. Oh, just…EVERYWHERE!
Bucket list dreaming…
A little montage of clips shared on Instagram from last night’s penultimate North American gig.
This is ssooo super cool. Having been posted on SMO FB by Jim, some fans pointed out that, indeed, EVERY DAY IS SIMPLE MINDS DAY! But…November 8th was also a Thursday…so it COULD have equally been declared “Miami Kerrsday Thursday”. Lol
And I had been wondering had the theatre been named after THE Jackie Gleason…and, well, yep! Going by the pictures, it is the very one! I still love watching clips from The Honeymooners all these years later.